Virtual Reality as the next workspace?

Everybody sees that AR will replace the phone someday. That seems like a given. But I think that VR will be as important as AR. AR can replace the phone, but VR can replace the personal computer.

When you put on a VR headset, all of a sudden you have completely configurable environments that you can swap or anybody can pop in, pop out. I very much believe in VR as a collaborative workspace. I actually think it will be a better workspace than reality, ultimately.

From Facebook’s Chief Scientist. Also this.

You can talk about metrics like resolution and weight and all that. The only metric that matters is—are people using it by choice?

Opens up new questions about how this will intensify the trend towards freelancing and para-professionalism. The glasses might be what really enables remote working in a way we haven’t even considered yet.

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